Ask Your U.S. Representative to Support the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences Act
Overview: Outdoor Recreation continues to expand across the United States as more Americans seek opportunities to enjoy our public lands. Outdoor recreation is not only beneficial to a person's mental and physical health, but it’s also a driver of the U.S. economy, employing over 5 million Americans.
The SAN is committed to expanding motorized recreational access on federal lands, which is why we strongly support the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act. This bipartisan bill expands on S. 873, the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2023 (AORA), that passed the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee over the summer.
The EXPLORE Act:
- Requires federal land management agencies to increase opportunities for motorized and non-motorized access to public lands;
- Includes provisions to streamline the process and expenses associated with obtaining special recreation permits; and
- Directs the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to make maps available to the public depicting where vehicles are allowed or prohibited and to keep them up to date.
You can find more information about the legislation's major provisions by reviewing the section-by-section.
Don’t wait—tell your U.S. Representative to support the EXPLORE ACT to expand motorized recreational opportunities on public lands.